Barbershop Books Fosters Reading Among Young Black Boys
January 18, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Alvin Irby was getting a haircut when inspiration struck. One of his students was also at the barbershop, clearly bored. “He should be practicing his reading,” Alvin thought to himself. That thought led to Barbershop Books.

The non-profit leverages the cultural... READ MORE

Our History Speaks Volumes: Captain Albertson's Gift
January 15, 2021 | Mike Donohue

One hundred years ago, a private citizen donated his personal library to the City of Orlando. The rest is history.

The year 1921 was an important one for Orlando: Before Disney World had made Central Florida a landmark tourist destination, Orlando was an up-and-coming... READ MORE

The Book Nerd Community Thrives on Instagram
January 13, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

One of the benefits of social media is being able to find people with the same interest as you, and, let’s face it, reading can often feel like a solitary habit. Type “bookstagram” into the search bar on Instagram and you’ll uncover a worldwide bibliophile community that not... READ MORE

Best Books Of The Year, as Chosen by a 3 and 6 Year Old
January 8, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

I have two very opinionated readers. The eldest, L, has helped me make these lists the past two years. The youngest, M, is now joining the blogging game and is excited to share her favorite books that were published in 2020.

As noted in previous years, these are... READ MORE

Top 10 Circulating Titles of 2020
January 7, 2021 | Mike Donohue

From modern classics, to the latest in popular fiction, Orange County Library System customers read a surprisingly diverse selection of titles in 2020. Here... READ MORE

Pages

International Year of Peace and Trust: Leaders Eat Last & When Heaven and Earth Changed Places
May 3, 2021 | Scottie Campbell

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t 
by Simon Sinek 

Author and inspirational speaker Simon Sinek writes about how some effective leaders build a “Circle of Safety.” He uses true workplace stories that range from military to big... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Art!
April 30, 2021 | Lauren Mathur

Let’s read, sing, and make some art! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing.

 

TALKING: Do you like to draw? What do you like to draw?  Do... READ MORE
From the Director, May 2021
April 29, 2021 | Mary Anne Hodel

It was only a year ago that Orange County Library System released a statement letting our community know that our library system stands for equality, inclusion and compassion for all of our citizens. We made that statement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd at the... READ MORE

Pages

About

From book recommendations to pop culture discussions, the Orange County Library System wants you to join the conversation with library staff about the world around us.

Twitter

Hoy es "Black Friday" 🛒🛍💳día nacional de ir de compras y obtener grandes especiales. Pero no olvides que mañana Sáb… https://t.co/f8t35b28ue
14 hours 18 min ago
Un día como hoy nació Charles Monroe "Sparky" Schulz, dibujante Americano y creador de la tira cómica Peanuts, que… https://t.co/RKMbq2LmSu
18 hours 38 min ago
Fun fact: The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers? 🤔 More facts here: https://t.co/lkrRgfDuzq
1 day 15 hours ago